Crazy Enough to Win (For Those Who Love the Game of Business)

Why Do We Misjudge Others? Understanding Fundamental Attribution Error

August 07, 2023 John Grubbs Season 4 Episode 8
Crazy Enough to Win (For Those Who Love the Game of Business)
Why Do We Misjudge Others? Understanding Fundamental Attribution Error
Show Notes

I have made this concept easy to understand.  Don't miss the ending.  But first, I need to give you the foundation for this to make sense.  The fundamental attribution error (FAE), also known as the correspondence bias or attribution effect, is a cognitive bias that influences how individuals perceive and interpret the behavior of others. Coined by social psychologists Lee Ross and Richard Nisbett in 1977, the FAE refers to the tendency of people to overemphasize dispositional or personality-based explanations for the actions of others while underestimating situational factors. This article explores the origins, key concepts, real-life examples, and implications of a fundamental attribution error, shedding light on human judgment and decision-making complexities. Go to www.johngrubbs.com for more valuable content!